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May 10, 2017
Dear Member, here is your weekly e-flash!



PIA'S DYNAMIC RATIOS STUDY PROGRAM: THE LEADING FINANCIAL BENCHMARKING TOOL FOR THE PRINTING INDUSTRY

For more than 90 years printers have been using the Printing Industries of America Ratios to benchmark their financial performance against the rest of the printing industry.
 

Each Dynamic Ratios volume includes a report on operations, profitability, and sales factors; cost drivers and expenses; balance sheet statistics; funding ratios; leverage ratios; liquidity and activity ratios; value-added analysis; basic payroll data; employee profiles; inventory turnover; and billing cycles*.

Printing Industries of America Dynamic Ratios allow you to take a close look at these areas, as well as answer key questions:
 

  • Are my expenses too high in relation to sales?
  • Is there too little or too much inventory in stock?
  • Can we meet our debts as they mature?
  • Should we increase our selling prices?
  • How can we increase our profits?

To purchase your copy click here. Be sure to log in to access member savings. If you have any questions, call 1.800.910.4283 and ask for Member Central x770.

 



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WHO READS PRINTED NEWSPAPERS?

A recent Nielsen study showed that printed newspapers are read by members of every generation—not just those over 55. In fact, Millennials and members of Generation X each account for about 20% of readership. This is just one of the Talking Points this month at  www.ChoosePrint.org.

 

TOP RATED SURVEY

Did you know that one of the top-rated surveys conducted by PIASC is the annual Wage and Benefit Survey? Where else can your company access industry compensation practices from a regional and national perspective? Nowhere!

Each year PIASC and all the Printing Industries of America Affiliated organizations conduct this project. Data from over 500 companies and more than 17,000 employees across the United States comprise the survey. From top management to the shipping department, you’ll see wages and salaries PLUS benefit practices. Survey results are broken out by region of the country as well by size of company.

Take part and you receive a FREE copy of the results. When does the survey start? It begins this June and final results are published in October (Fall). We hope you’ll plan on participating—nonmember companies pay over $1,000 for this information. Contact Cheryl at cheryl@piasc.org for more information.

 

FREE CLASSIFIED ADS

PIASC's online classified ad is another FREE service for PIASC members. Use it when you want to buy or sell equipment, office furniture or a business, or are looking to rent or lease building space.

All you have to do is fill out a form online and click the "submit" button. The form will then automatically be emailed to our Classified Ads Administrator. If approved, your ad will appear on the web within two business days. It will also run for a minimum of one week in the next available issue of the Weekly Update.

 

CONSIDER YOUR IMPACT TO RAISE SPIRITS

Want to give employees a boost of motivation when they’re feeling low? Tell them to think about how their job helps other people—co-workers, customers, and the community. Think about a time when a colleague or client seemed genuinely appreciative of your work. Reminding yourself of the positive impact of your actions can help you get through the bad days.

 

CERTIFIED FIRST AID & CPR TRAINING: JUNE 14TH

PIASC, through Occupational Safety Training Systems, is offering a four hour seminar in First Aid and CPR plus one hour seminar in Bloodborne pathogents. Individuals competing the training will receive two year national certification in CPR/First Aid and one year certification in bloodborne pathogens. For more information click here. Space is limited so make your reservations now by contacting Emily Holguin at 323.728.9500, ext. 262.

 

e-Quote

The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.
~Peter Drucker

 

MEMBER DISCOUNT OF THE MONTH

 

PRINTING INDUSTRIES CREDIT UNION

EDUCATIONAL AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Breakfast with Bob and Gerry
May 11th | 7:30am
West Bistro, 3900 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach

19th Annual Paper & Substrate Show
May 16th | 5:30-9:00pm
Andrei's Conscious Cuisine Event Center, Irvine, CA

Certified First Aid & CPR Training
June 14th | 8:00am-1:00pm

 

WEBINARS

The Art of Business Improv: Embrace Change and Lead Dynamic Teams
May 24th | 9:00am PST | FREE

10 Great Negotiation Tips for IT Managers
June 13th | 8:00am PST | FREE

How to Inspire and Energize Your People Every Day
June 14th | 9:00am PST | FREE

Modern Manners for Today's Business World
September 20th | 9:00am PST | FREE

 

Contact

Ara Izquierdo
5800 S. Eastern Avenue, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90040
(323) 728-9500